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Genes and Blues
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2018
Learning about your own genetic idiosyncrasies comes with complex emotions.
Icelanders’ Genomes Hint at Origins of Genetic Diversity
Ashley Yeager | Sep 20, 2017
An analysis of 14,000 genomes reveals regions where new mutations are more likely to develop.
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2016
This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.
Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
Raphael Weldon’s critiques of Mendelian principles were 100 years ahead of his time.
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.
Ghosts in the Genome
Oliver J. Rando | Dec 1, 2015
How one generation’s experience can affect the next
Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2014
The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows.
Half Genes, Half Environment
Jef Akst | May 5, 2014
Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.